Mr. Charmer and I have been incorporating healthier eating habits into our diets for several years now. As we started to add organic food products into our diets it became clear we could NOT afford to get all organic.
I know, soon as someone says organic "price" comes to mind. But organic is becoming more easily available. Aldi's carries organic springs greens, apples, cherry tomatoes and bananas and they also carry Stevia.
So I started searching what organic food versus conventional foods to eat. Below is a chart you can print out and keep in your wallet as a guide.
|Kale & Collard Greens||Mangoes|
|Summer Squash||Sweet Potatoes|
GMO (genetically modified foods Zucchini, some varieties of sweet corn. Field corn used to make tortillas, chips, and corn syrup are usually GMO. Buying organic does not certified non-GMO, on product that says it is GMO free.
|Artic Cod, Oyster||Striped Bass, Monkfish*||Bluefish, Shark*|
|Anchovies, Sardines||Carp, Freshwater Perch||Grouper*, Swordfish|
|Butterfish, Pollack||Alaskan Cod, Sablefish||Mackeral, Tilefish*|
|Catfish*, Flounder*||Pacific Croaker, Skate*||Marlin*|
|Domestic Crab, Clam||Pacific/Atlanta Halibut,||Orange Roughy*|
|Wild, Fresh or Canned Salmon||Tuna,canned chunk light, Skipjack*||Tuna, canned Albacore, Ahi, Yellowfin*|
|Atlantic Haddock||Mahi Mahi|
|Herring, Pacific Sole||Weakfish (Sea Trout)|
|Scallop, Shrimp*, Squid||Snapper*|
|North Atlantic Mackeral||* Overfished|
|Whitefish, Ocean Perch|
If you want to narrow down the list even more the top five food items you should buy organic 1) Potatoes; 2) Leafy Lettuce Greens; 3) Peppers and Celery 4) Spinach and Collard Greens and 5) Apples.